Software Engineer, Android

| Greater LA Area

Postmates runs one of the largest on-demand delivery platforms in the country, fulfilling millions of deliveries each month across the United States. We aren’t just another ad platform or mobile app for serving static user-generated content; we have real customers, merchants and couriers using the platform to buy, sell and deliver goods on-demand.

We work on 3 Android apps here at Postmates: the Buyer, Fleet, and Merchant apps.

Engineers have high impact and are relied upon to own end-to-end deployment/support of our applications. Ideal candidates should have developed several native Android applications with complex functionality and significant user bases. Bonus points if you've worked with Kotlin, Jetpack Architecture Components, RxJava, Retrofit, or Dagger. Experience with Go, Python, or Google Protocol Buffers is a plus.

Check out some of our open source work here and here!

Responsibilities

  • Write clean, robust, modularized code to build product and engineering features
  • Create and maintain testing infrastructure for unit & automated UI tests
  • Improve product quality through code reviews and adopting best practices
  • Be a thoughtful leader by researching and evangelizing emerging mobile technologies and sharing that knowledge with colleagues
  • Manage releases -- creating builds, working with QA, fixing bugs, and monitoring the release
  • Build prototypes to quickly demonstrate new features and product ideas

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in building mobile applications
  • Experience developing and shipping one or more Android apps on Google Play
  • Deep understanding of Java / Kotlin and the Android SDK
  • Ability to get things done and work in an area outside of your comfort zone
  • Excellent communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Strong sense of ownership and drive
  • Sharp problem-solving skills and ability to resolve ambiguous requirements
  • Bachelor's degree or experience equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing mobile applications that serve millions of users
  • Experience developing and optimizing top-notch UI
  • Experience instrumenting and optimizing performance

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and generous stock option plan
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • We'll provide the equipment you need to work efficiently and creatively
  • Paid parental leave, vacation time and sick time
  • Catered lunches and open snack bar
  • Impact-first work environment (no politics, no pandering)
  • Huge company vision (we need you to build the future, not just maintain the status quo)
  • Full support to contribute to open source projects
  • Awesome office located in SOMA just minutes from BART, Caltrain, Muni, AC Transit, SamTrans


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ErlangLanguages
    • FluxLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • DjangoDatabases
    • DynamoDatabases

Location

0.2 mile walk from downtown Santa Monica Expo Line stop (direct transit from downtown LA), 0.5 mile walk to beach, close to 3rd St Promenade shopping

An Insider's view of Postmates Inc.

How does the company support your career growth?

I once read that “growth and comfort don’t coexist” and Postmates lives by it. From day one at Postmates, I felt challenged and have been given projects that impact the business. I’ve had to flex technical muscles that I have never used and it’s exciting because I’m developing into a more well-rounded engineer which only enhances my career growth.

Juan

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Instead of assigning work/tasks to my team, we operate by having the team identify what they think are the problems that we need to be solving today, and how that will scale or change over the next few years then align those with company priorities. This forces my team to be more creative in how they approach their work on a day to day basis.

Aabhas

INFRASTRUCTURE LEAD

What are Postmates Inc. Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Postmates health insurance policy covers up to 100% of out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 24 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Social team outings monthly
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Meal credits provided 3x per week
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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